One hundred and two consecutive cemented femoral stems were evaluated in 92 patients at an average 9-year follow-up and a minimum 5-year follow-up (range, 5-14 years). The stem used was cobalt chromium with a collar, normalization steps, and a roughened surface (Ra 40); the stem was inserted using contemporary cementing techniques. This series demonstrated a femoral component aseptic loosening rate of 2.0% and a femoral component survivorship of 97.2 ± 2.0% at 10 years. One of 2 failed stems was revised at 95 months for failure at the cement-bone interface. The second failed stem showed failure at the cement-bone interface with incomplete debonding radiographically at 65 months. The remaining femoral components did not demonstrate any evidence of debonding at the stem-cement interface. These results compare favorably with other series of cemented femoral stems, as well as with those with a polished surface.
- Aseptic loosening
- Roughened surface
- Total hip arthroplasty
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine